Monday, December 23, 2013

Kids Talk about Learning at The Inquiry Hub

The Personalize Learning Webinar Series presented The Inquiry Hub with David Truss and five amazing learners. The Inquiry Hub provides 9th through 12th grade learners an innovative, technology driven, full-time program that allows learners to pursue their own learning by shaping their educational experience around their interests and questions instead of structured classes.

We have written about The Inquiry Hub, shared their story in another webinar, and now that the school is in its second year, we wanted to ask the kids what it's like at their school. Dave found five amazing learners who eloquently shared their perspective of learning.

They shared their main reasons to coming to the Inquiry Hub and their biggest challenges at the Inquiry Hub.

Main reasons:
  • flexibility
  • self-paced
  • explore different interests
  • technology
  • can finish courses even faster
Biggest challenges:
  • being disciplined to get course work done
  • use time effectively
  • balancing work at home and work at school
Two great quotes and take-aways from this webinar:
  • learning how to learn to fail
  • learning differences not disabilities
Thank you Dave, Shauna, Joey, Sophia, Hannah, and Joshua!

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Personalizing Learning across a District

Verona Area School District (VASD) in Verona, Wisconsin has started the journey to personalize learning across their district. Their Board of Education believes that every learner must be successful and started with these Core Beliefs last year.
    verona learners
  • Our world, including Verona, Fitchburg, Madison and all the surrounding areas is changing dramatically and rapidly.
  • The needs of all of the learners and families we serve contribute to that change and compel us as an organization to change to meet those needs.
  • Unfortunately, some of the learners in our school district are not succeeding.
  • We believe this has an enormous negative impact on learners, educators, parents, policy makers, employers, employees, residents, homeowners, and citizens. As a community, we must take responsibility for EVERY learner.

How will VASD know every learner is successful?

Every learner in VASD has a personalized learning plan that provides a path to discovery and achievement and that plan is reviewed and changed at least annually based on the learner’s needs.

Every learner’s parent, guardian or advocate participates directly in the design, implementation, and outcomes of that learner’s personalized learning plans.

Every learner meets or exceeds the goals of his or her personalized learning plan every school year.            

Every VAHS learner graduates. Every VAHS graduate achieves their choice of college and career path, as detailed in their personalized learning plan.

Personalize Learning Webinar Series 
at Classroom 2.0

Mt. Abraham Union Middle/High School
Tuesday, November 12 at 5pm ET, 4pm CT, 3pm MT and 2pm PT
using Blackboard Collaborate in this room.
- See more at:
Listen and learn from John H. Clarke, Lauren Parren, Caroline Camara, and Josie Jordan who are the architects of the Pathways Program. Robin Kuhns is an eleventh grade learner at Mt. Abe who will share what personalized learning means to him and his pathways to graduation. - See more at:

Personalize Learning Webinar Series at Classroom 2.0

Mt. Abraham Union Middle/High School
Tuesday, November 12 at 5pm ET, 4pm CT, 3pm MT and 2pm PT
using Blackboard Collaborate in this room.
- See more at:

Personalize Learning Webinar Series at Classroom 2.0

Mt. Abraham Union Middle/High School
Tuesday, November 12 at 5pm ET, 4pm CT, 3pm MT and 2pm PT
using Blackboard Collaborate in this room.
- See more at:

Personalize Learning Webinar Series at Classroom 2.0

Mt. Abraham Union Middle/High School
Tuesday, November 12 at 5pm ET, 4pm CT, 3pm MT and 2pm PT
using Blackboard Collaborate in this room.
- See more at:

So VASD had questions and researched how this was going to happen at their district. Betty Wottreng, Director of Technology Services contacted us last Spring and set up one cohort of the 5 W's of Personalized Learning with 50 teachers, Personalized Learning coaches, administrators including their superintendent, Dean Gorrell. Then another 5 W's eCourse this last Fall for 35 amazing educators.

The conversations in the eCourse were deep and made us also rethink what we know about personalizing learning. We agreed it was all about building a common language across their district and understanding what personalizing learning means for teachers and learners. Right from the first session about the What of Personalizing Learning, we could see we were working with dedicated and passionate professionals who really believe that the focus needs to be on the learners.

Teachers went back to their schools to continue the conversations. Betty Wottreng and Theresa Taylor, Principal of Glacier Edge Elementary as the leads for the Personalized Learning project realized that teachers wanted to participate in the Six Steps to Personalize Learning workshop. They then set up a sustainable coaching program with VASD's coaches to support teachers as they transform their teaching and learning.
Rita Mortenson, Barbara, Betty Wottreng, Laura Lindquist,
Theresa Taylor, Kathleen, Kim Schaaf, Kurt Knueve
Administrators and teachers from each school Connected the Dots where they chose an initiative and how they could transform it to fit under the Personalized Learning umbrella.

The Personalized Learning Coaches planned how they will be supporting their teachers and how we will be supporting them during the year. Check out their hip hop rap called Start with the Learner.

Then for the next two days teacher teams met with their coaches during the Six Steps to Personalize Learning workshop to transform at least one lesson or unit to include learner voice and choice.

We will be following their journey as they create and implement their lessons and units. A new 5 W's starts in February with their Personalized Learning Coaches beginning to facilitate the sessions.

We had a special moment with a Skype visit from a very special friend, Peter H. Reynolds from Fablevision. Many of the Verona  teachers had participated in International Dot Day so Peter answered questions and shared inspirational thoughts with teachers. Teachers even received their own dot.

Thank you Peter!

This is just the beginning of Verona's journey and look forward to sharing their project and reflections as a model for other districts.

Thursday, November 14, 2013

8 Universal Secrets of Motivated Learners

Guest Post and Webinar by Kathleen Cushman, What Kids Can Do

When I interview teenagers about their lives and learning, I often think back on my own experience at 16 and 17. I hardly remember anything from my high school classes on the Army base where my family was stationed at the time. For me, the real learning began when the school bus dropped me off and I walked across the highway to the little print shop where I worked as an apprentice.

There I had something hard and interesting to do. I made a lot of beginner’s mistakes as I set type for wedding invitations, made rubber stamps, helped lay out a community newspaper. But the boss encouraged and believed in me, and I loved getting better at something that clearly mattered to people.

Decades later, I use every day what I learned back then about making ideas matter through media. At What Kids Can Do, we interview young people about what motivates them to work hard at 21st century challenges—and then we turn what they say into practical materials for educators.

What students have been telling us lately about motivation and mastery echoes so much of my teenage experience—and underlines what neuroscience reveals about the learning process.

Deceptively simple, their advice boils down to 8 universal secrets of powerful, personalized learning. Taken together, they give us a critical lens through which we can analyze what’s going wrong—and what’s going right—as we teach and as we learn.
  1. We feel OK. Creating well-being in a learning environment is the crucial first step, according to both kids and scientists. Threats to our physical or emotional safety—from hunger to humiliation—shut down learning as we respond to more primal signals.
  1. It matters. A personal connection or a real-world issue can make all the difference to whether we care about an academic task. Offering a choice on some aspect of the work also sends its value up, and so does the chance to work on things with friends. 
  1. It’s active. From constructing a model to collaborating on a puzzle, we start to “own” new information when our hands and minds engage our thinking processes more fully. 
  1. It stretches us. Extreme frustration can shut down learning, but a stretch that’s both challenging and achievable gives the learner a buzz of excitement. (Don’t forget to notice small successes along the way!)
  1. We have a coach. We do much better with someone around who will help us make sure we’re getting it right—watching us practice and giving us tips, with plenty of time to learn from our mistakes.
  1. We have to use it. Doing something with information not only shows that we know it but also makes it stick in our minds. The most fun is to perform what we’ve learned or teach it to others—but even a pop quiz will do the trick. 
  1. We think back on it. What did I learn? What would I do differently next time? How have I grown and changed? Making time for us to reflect on questions like these has a huge effect on deepening our learning—yet it’s the easiest thing to skip.
  1. We plan our next steps. Planning any venture—an argument, a project, even what we’re going to say next—is a creative adventure. It forces us to remember information in order to develop an idea or solve a problem. Hand us the keys to our learning and watch us take those intellectual risks! 

To see and hear—straight from students, teachers, and scientists—how these eight conditions play out in six highly motivating classrooms, check out The Motivation Equation, a new multimedia e-book readable free on your web browser or on the free Next Generation Press app.

Teachers tell me it clarifies and expands the sources of motivation and mastery — whether they’re teaching the Common Core or considering “anywhere, anytime” learning (like mine, so long ago).

I hope you’ll fill out the picture by writing me with your own perspective!

Kathleen Cushman has spent 25 years as an education journalist, with a particular interest in the adolescent years. In 2001, she cofounded with Barbara Cervone the nonprofit What Kids Can Do. There her interviews with youth nationwide have resulted in numerous books, including Fires in the Bathroom and Fires in the Mind as well as mixed-media productions such as the Just Listen series of video commentary by youth and the multi-media book The Motivation Equation, all of which were made possible by MetLife Foundation.

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Personalized Learning at Mt. Abraham UMHS

You asked "what does personalized learning look like?" so we put together a free webinar series that will show you what it looks like in different learning environments around the world. 

Personalize Learning Webinar Series at Classroom 2.0

watch embedded video above or go to  the Blackboard Collaborate recording

Mt. Abraham Union Middle/High School
Robin K, eleventh grader shared with us
blacksmithing at Pocock Rocks for Lee Beckwith
Mt. Abraham Union Middle/High School in Bristol, Vermont provides learners opportunities to choose their own path to graduation. How do they do that? Meet the people who will share the spectrum of offerings at Mt. Abe and how learners select and drive their learning path and high school plans. Listen and learn from John H. Clarke, Lauren Parren, Caroline Camara, and Josie Jordan who are the architects of the Pathways Program. Robin Kuhns is an eleventh grade learner at Mt. Abe who will share what personalized learning means to him and his pathways to graduation.

John H. Clarke has worked for twenty years at Mount Abraham Union Middle/High School in Bristol, Vermont on personalization by helping develop the Pathways Program and wrote Personalized Learning: Student-designed Pathways to High School Graduation. John taught at the University of Vermont and Education Lab at Brown University where focused on improving secondary teaching, redesigning high schools, and the process of educational reform Read more in John's interview from August 2013.

Lauren Parren is the Innovation Coach for ANESU, a six-school district in rural Vermont.  She has been providing opportunities for students to personalize their learning since she began as a social studies teacher in 1976, including creating the Futures Academy at Mt. Abe with Josie and John over 10 years ago. 

Lauren tells us that her district is now planning to spread the work of Personalized Learning from the high school to the Pre-K through middle school worlds.

Josie Jordan has sought to personalize learning at Mt. Abe for the past 12 years. Working with John and Lauren, she helped design the Futures Academy and then helped design the Pathways program. In Personalized Learning, 

Josie acts as a student advisor, assessment designer, English HQT, and systems designer. She has helped to continually modify and adapt offerings to ensure student success.

Caroline Camara served for the past three years as Co-teacher Leader of Personalized Learning at Mt. Abraham & Director of Mt. Abraham Pathways Program. After 12 years working as an analytical chemist, she decided to switch careers and become an educator. 

Caroline is a science educator and advises learners in the Pathways Program to use the skills of science inquiry in their project work. Caroline also carries out the administrative aspects of the full-time Pathways program.

We would like to thank Steve Hargadon and Peggy George for graciously offering to use Blackboard Collaborate for our webinar series.

Save the dates for these webinars on Tuesdays at 5pm ET
  • The Inquiry Hub with Dave Truss and learners: December 17, 2013
  • Motivation Equation with Kathleen Cushman, January 21, 2014
Chat Archive from the webinar (PL Webinar Series Mt. Abraham UMHS Chat 11/12/13)

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

New Personalized Learning Models: Webinar

As part of Connected Educators Month this October, we hosted another free webinar on October 29th for educators to share and connect online. We also invited a few more of our friends from our Journeys page to broadcast and share their experiences on personalizing learning.

Click on image or link below to get to the archived webinar:

We thank Lisa Welch and Wanda Richardson from KM Explore in Wisconsin and David Truss from Inquiry Hub in British Columbia for sharing about their schools even though there were some technical difficulties. We really appreciate their perseverance and humor as they shared exciting information with the audience.

Lisa came back to co-present with Wanda since they co-teach K-1 44 little ones together. Just seeing the redesign of the classroom with 2 classes in one large room was exciting. They shared about generative curriculum where learners are the architects of their own learning. KM Explore is designed around K-1, 2-3, 4-5 multi-age learning environments with collaborative teaching and learning. Mission Monday showcases strategies of Habits of Mind in very entertaining ways. 

Dave Truss is lead administrator for the Inquiry Hub provides learners blended instruction, reduced timetable structure, and a learner-driven inquiry approach to learning. Dave shared that learners follow their interests around topics and develop projects around these topics. As a small school, it is a community built around a learning commons environment. Learners have dedicated inquiry time to work collaboratively and independently on their projects.

After the technical difficulties with the platform, we worked with Steve Hargadon and Peggy George from Classroom 2.0 to set up future webinars with KM Explore and Inquiry Hub using Blackboard Collaborative. Dave has agreed to return for another webinar on December 17th with some learners who will tell their stories. Lisa and Wanda talked to all the teacher teams and we are looking for another time to talk about the co-teaching multi-age model at different grade levels. Cannot wait!

Here's the chat from the webinar:
10/29/2013 05:06:49: Kim Schaaf from Verona, WI: So excited to join in the conversation.
10/29/2013 05:07:11: Betty Wottreng: Love what you did with your space!
10/29/2013 05:07:15: Barbara Bray from SF Bay Area: Great you are here Kim!!!
10/29/2013 05:07:28: Barbara Bray from SF Bay Area: Hi Betty!
10/29/2013 05:07:36: Betty Wottreng: Hi Barbara!
10/29/2013 05:08:09: Nancy White from Colorado Springs: What a concept! Get students out of the "institution" look & feel !
10/29/2013 05:08:46: Betty Wottreng: We have those too, but I love your community focus with them.
10/29/2013 05:09:14: Barbara Bray from SF Bay Area: Engagement is the most important piece for our learner - love that!!
10/29/2013 05:09:21: Kim Schaaf from Verona, WI: Love the free library idea! What a great service project!
10/29/2013 05:09:42: Barbara Bray from SF Bay Area: Kim - this could be a great idea for Verona. Let's talk about that when we meet.
10/29/2013 05:10:38: Heidi from St. Paul: can you explain the logistics of generative curriculum when working with K-1?
10/29/2013 05:10:51: Kathleen McClaskey: Love the idea of ageless and gradeless
10/29/2013 05:10:53: Barbara Bray from SF Bay Area: ageless and gradeless - think about that
10/29/2013 05:11:04: Betty Wottreng: I love that concept of ageless and gradeless!
10/29/2013 05:11:10: Kim Schaaf from Verona, WI: Ageless and gradeless learners!! YES!
10/29/2013 05:11:30: Nancy White from Colorado Springs: The original 1 room schoolhouse model?
10/29/2013 05:11:34: Barbara Bray from SF Bay Area: Heidi - we'll open the question to Lisa and Wanda after Dave's presentation - thanks for the question
10/29/2013 05:12:57: Kim Schaaf from Verona, WI: Ageless and gradeless- it is about their own personal progres
10/29/2013 05:12:57: David Truss from Canada: I have a long delay, so if I miss my que, let me know here. 
10/29/2013 05:12:58: Lisa Welch from KM Explore: Almost like that Nancy, but BIGGER!
10/29/2013 05:13:03: Kathleen McClaskey: How great is that! 
10/29/2013 05:13:09: Barbara Bray from SF Bay Area: Everyone is welcome to ask questions that they can answer later - all questions and comments are welcome
10/29/2013 05:13:20: Kathleen McClaskey: Dave- are you hard wired?
10/29/2013 05:14:33: Barbara Bray from SF Bay Area: Habits of MInd - community building - love listening with empathy and understanding
10/29/2013 05:14:47: Betty Wottreng: Kim - there is a little free library on the bike trail.
10/29/2013 05:15:20: Kim Schaaf from Verona, WI: There is! Stephanie Symes was trying to get one outside of SOMS. 
10/29/2013 05:15:43: Betty Wottreng: We need more of them!
10/29/2013 05:16:17: David Truss from Canada: I'm back:)
10/29/2013 05:20:58: Kim Schaaf from Verona, WI: We use the Essential 55 by Ron Clark and the books of Laurie Frank. We flip flop every other Monday- Essential 55 and Community Building. They are right. The students use the language and it is seen outside the classroom
10/29/2013 05:23:58: Barbara Bray from SF Bay Area: School designed around ideas - yes
10/29/2013 05:24:34: Betty Wottreng: So does a reduced timetable mean less FTF instruction?
10/29/2013 05:24:48: Barbara Bray from SF Bay Area: cross-curricular in nature - thesis statement around political cartoons - interesting
10/29/2013 05:25:16: Lisa Welch from KM Explore: No time frame on workshops is great!
10/29/2013 05:25:29: Betty Wottreng: Do your teachers create the online content, or are you using content from another source, or both?
10/29/2013 05:27:35: Nancy White from Colorado Springs: I would really like to know what kind of things they work on online. Is it research for their projects? Just drill-based work? 
10/29/2013 05:30:01: Kim Schaaf from Verona, WI: David- do manage the standards with Project Foundry?
10/29/2013 05:30:32: Betty Wottreng: yes!
10/29/2013 05:31:37: Kathleen McClaskey: The Inquiry Hub is in their second year
10/29/2013 05:31:51: Kim Schaaf from Verona, WI: Where do you begin connecting to community partners?
10/29/2013 05:32:15: Kim Schaaf from Verona, WI: It is! Thank you!
10/29/2013 05:33:02: Kim Schaaf from Verona, WI: My undergraduate degree is from Carroll!
10/29/2013 05:33:14: Lisa Welch from KM Explore: Mine too!
10/29/2013 05:34:19: Kim Schaaf from Verona, WI: What year? I graduated 1995.
10/29/2013 05:34:40: Lisa Welch from KM Explore: We like that idea too! Our parents used Home Depot for the lumber for our Little Free Libraries. The parents are a great part of the community of learners!
10/29/2013 05:35:00: Laura Lindquist from Verona, WI: Unfortunately I have to run - thank you for this! Looking forward to next time
10/29/2013 05:35:08: Kim Schaaf from Verona, WI: It is great how the kids invested their time in it. What a life lesson!
10/29/2013 05:35:12: Lisa Welch from KM Explore: Bye Laura!
10/29/2013 05:35:15: Barbara Bray from SF Bay Area: Thank you Laura!
10/29/2013 05:36:39: Barbara Bray from SF Bay Area: Who else is doing maker spaces?
10/29/2013 05:36:44: Kathleen McClaskey: Makers Space - Tell us more about that
10/29/2013 05:37:42: Betty Wottreng: new term...tell us more!
10/29/2013 05:37:51: Barbara Bray from SF Bay Area: Maker Space Manifesto
10/29/2013 05:38:04: Barbara Bray from SF Bay Area: allows students to tinker
10/29/2013 05:39:01: Betty Wottreng: I love that concept. The Steve Jobs autob. talked about having spaces like this to encourage creativity and new ideas.
10/29/2013 05:39:22: Nancy White from Colorado Springs: School libraries are embracing maker movement in a big way here.
10/29/2013 05:39:35: Lisa Welch from KM Explore: Very nice! Young or old, we all need a space to create!
10/29/2013 05:40:10: David Truss from Canada: type a question, audio is not great
10/29/2013 05:40:43: Lisa Welch from KM Explore: Yea for play!
10/29/2013 05:41:02: Barbara Bray from SF Bay Area: Lisa - you are so right - play is important and not just for K-1
10/29/2013 05:41:15: Kathleen McClaskey: 7 Ways to transform learning 
10/29/2013 05:41:20: Lisa Welch from KM Explore: If you think about it, we all go home and play!
10/29/2013 05:41:55: Lisa Welch from KM Explore: We should be able to learn through play, young or old. 
10/29/2013 05:42:10: Nancy White from Colorado Springs: Here is great example of maker space: Discovery Center for Make/Hack/Play:
10/29/2013 05:42:22: Kathleen McClaskey: Play=Learning Experience
10/29/2013 05:42:36: Barbara Bray from SF Bay Area: Visitors say --"it feels good" - really neat place to learn
10/29/2013 05:42:42: Kathleen McClaskey: Thank you Nancy for the link
10/29/2013 05:44:10: Nancy White from Colorado Springs: More from St. Vrain:
10/29/2013 05:44:19: David Truss from Canada:
10/29/2013 05:44:42: Nancy White from Colorado Springs: Awesome - thanks, David!
10/29/2013 05:46:00: Heidi from St. Paul: so, it sounds like the learning plans are theme-based?
10/29/2013 05:46:02: Kim Schaaf from Verona, WI: What format do you use for the PLP? Website? Powerpoint?
10/29/2013 05:46:49: David Truss from Canada: - A great school to follow on their 'Connect blog' is the Calgary Science School 2 highlights from the first link are 'Work that Matters' and the 'Points of Inquiry' Model
10/29/2013 05:46:55: Heidi from St. Paul: do you survey kids? how do you discover their interests throughout the year?
10/29/2013 05:47:06: Betty Wottreng: I still "tease" my kids who are college aged, saying they should ask for a new lego set for Christmas. ;)
10/29/2013 05:47:50: Heidi from St. Paul: are parents involved in sharing learners' interests?
10/29/2013 05:48:03: Lisa Welch from KM Explore: Wanda and I need to head out in about 5 min
10/29/2013 05:50:01: Betty Wottreng: Lisa, David and Wanda, thank you so much for sharing! Your work is inspiring many.
10/29/2013 05:50:04: Lisa Welch from KM Explore: Heidi, we send the learning plans home through Google Docs...both learner and parent get them
10/29/2013 05:50:29: Betty Wottreng: David, I couldn't hear the rest of you sentence...we aren't just covering curriculum...
10/29/2013 05:50:52: David Truss from Canada: "Uncovering" - discovering, not covering
10/29/2013 05:51:26: Betty Wottreng: Love it...thank you. Staff sometimes get stuck on the "covering"...
10/29/2013 05:51:34: Tracy Hanson from New Hampshire: This has been very inspirational. Thank you.
10/29/2013 05:51:42: Heidi from St. Paul: @ Lisa Thank you. Do parents help create the plans too? How are their interests uncovered? Interviews? Conferring? Surveys?
10/29/2013 05:51:47: Kathleen McClaskey: It is about practice not homework
10/29/2013 05:51:49: David Truss from Canada: Our 'homework' is a suggestion of an hour a day... not prescriptive.
10/29/2013 05:52:14: Lisa Welch from KM Explore: Sometimes the kids create the plans and sometimes parents will send ideas! 
10/29/2013 05:52:32: Kathleen McClaskey: Minds on fire!
10/29/2013 05:52:34: Barbara Bray from SF Bay Area: Cannot lose the love of learning - engagement is the most important piece
10/29/2013 05:52:35: Heidi from St. Paul: @Lisa Thank!
10/29/2013 05:52:42: Heidi from St. Paul: Thanks!
10/29/2013 05:52:46: Lisa Welch from KM Explore: Thank you all!
10/29/2013 05:52:52: Kim Schaaf from Verona, WI: Thank you!!
10/29/2013 05:53:02: David Truss from Canada: Thanks for having us join. I'm sorry about the technical issues. 
10/29/2013 05:53:22: Barbara Bray from SF Bay Area: Dave - don't worry about that. We are so honored to have you here with us
10/29/2013 05:53:23: David Truss from Canada: Collaboration and adult learning is key
10/29/2013 05:53:34: Nancy White from Colorado Springs: Wanda, Lisa & David - thank you! This has been so helpful. Barbara & Kathleen - thank you, too!
10/29/2013 05:53:56: Betty Wottreng: I so enjoyed this. Thanks for arranging this. I
10/29/2013 05:54:11: Lou Howell from Iowa: Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! This has been great! I look forward to more!
10/29/2013 05:54:16: Lisa Welch from KM Explore: Bye Dave!
10/29/2013 05:54:36: Betty Wottreng: I have to leave...have a good evening everyone!
10/29/2013 05:55:56: Nancy White from Colorado Springs: David - do you offer any special times for visitors to come to your school? :-)
10/29/2013 05:56:41: David Truss from Canada: I think I'm done connection wise.
10/29/2013 05:56:55: Nancy White from Colorado Springs: Would be awesome to see in person!
10/29/2013 05:56:57: David Truss from Canada: I have students give tours.
10/29/2013 05:56:58: Kathleen McClaskey: @Dave We are putting Inquiry Hub as a model on our site. There have been many requests to see models.
10/29/2013 05:57:11: David Truss from Canada: They do a better job than me.
10/29/2013 05:57:45: David Truss from Canada: We can arrange visits. 
10/29/2013 05:58:02: David Truss from Canada: So true.
10/29/2013 05:58:32: Kathleen McClaskey: @Dave Do you have any video to share about your school?
10/29/2013 05:58:48: Jason Ellingson from Collins-Maxwell CSD (IA): This has been very informative. Much to think about!
10/29/2013 05:58:49: Nancy White from Colorado Springs: I need to get going-- so glad I was able to tune in today - gives balance to some of the things I see coming from #inacol13
10/29/2013 05:59:13: Lou Howell from Iowa: Not at this time.
10/29/2013 05:59:25: David Truss from Canada: @datruss on Twitter and on Gmail
10/29/2013 05:59:39: David Truss from Canada: nothing yet, just the garden 
10/29/2013 05:59:50: Barbara Bray from SF Bay Area: @kmexplore @inquiryhub
10/29/2013 06:00:16: David Truss from Canada: I summarize here: 
10/29/2013 06:00:31: David Truss from Canada: Thanks and sorry for the delays. I'll go to starbucks next time and get some real web access;)
10/29/2013 06:00:51: David Truss from Canada: @inquiryhub yes
10/29/2013 06:01:30: David Truss from Canada: Thanks. We'll Skype soon and fill in the blanks from today! Bye.